Yonas Debuts Video For “Photo”

Yonas and director Mike Squires have teamed up again (truth be told, it seems like they never stop working) for the official video for “Photo.” It’s an instant classic. Not only is the video straight up hilarious, with Yonas making appearances in iconic images from Einstein and Ali to Kim Kardashian and Stranger Things, but the driving and intense single is one of the best we’ve heard from the Bronx rapper.

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Bronze Radio Return and Air Traffic Controller On Tour

We love it when good pop music comes together. Colliding on tour right now are two of our longtime favorites, Bronze Radio Return and Air Traffic Controller. Avid OurStagers might recall Bronze Radio Return from their inclusion in our new music web series The Panel, or perhaps from the many other times they won competitions and appeared on our charts. Similarly, Air Traffic Controller earned a spotlight feature on MTV.com and have racked up more than a dozen Top 10 chart placements. Both bands have been blowing up over the past couple of years, garnering well-deserved national attention as they cross the country. If you’re in the northeast United States, you can and SHOULD catch them together right now:

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Port City
Portland, ME

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FTC Warehouse
Fairfield, CT

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Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

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The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
(Bronze Radio Return ONLY, no ATC)

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The Southern
Charlottesville, VA

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The Hamilton
Washington, DC

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World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

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Yonas Tour Dates And “Roll One Up” Video

We recently brought you the latest single from Yonas, “Roll One Up” (featuring Roscoe Dash and Sammy Adams) as well as behind-the-scened footage and interviews from the filming of the video for the song. Well, we didn’t want to leave anyone hanging, so at your convenience please find enclosed the aforementioned video. ALSO, tour dates! The man is embarking on his first headlining tour. Check it below the video, or click here for links for each date.

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“Happy Holidays To All” From Pullman Standard

pullmanIt’s a very stripped down indie rock holiday special from Pullman Standard, in the form of a slightly older single, “Happy Holidays To All.” A pretty melody and harmonies over some shimmering acoustics, and of course…the sleigh bells. In these dark times, a simple message of good will might help keep things in perspective. Listen below. We’re revisiting this 2013 song on the occasion of Pullman Standard’s impending new release, Diamond Hearts. You can hear a preview at the Soundcloud link at the bottom. We will have more on that album soon.


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“Roll One Up” With Yonas

Another feel-good groove from Yonas, this time featuring Roscoe Dash and Sammy Adams. The track is called “Roll One Up” and it hinges on a mellow guitar riff, the kind you might expect from, say, Ben Harper, another dude who’s maybe rolled a few up. The guest spots are tight, and you can catch a little Roscoe Dash perspective in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Yonas is also hitting the road, see below the video for dates.

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Chris Fields: ‘Dreams Are Forever’

chrisfieldsRapper and producer Chris Fields has released his brand new full-length, Dreams Are Forever, a 12-track tour-de-force that follows a series of singles released over the last year or so. While those singles were initially expected to be part of the final album, Fields output since he started recording near the end of 2014 has been such that Dreams Are Forever is primarily fresh material. “Crown,” which we wrote about when it dropped back in September 2015, is the familiar track, and still dominates with its confidence and snaking melodies. Fields contrasts a track like that one, which he characterizes as full of bravado, with others that allow more vulnerability, like “Visionary,” “Therapy,” and the title track. He sees this as part of the natural progression into adulthood, and as an artist, he says, “I’m just really letting people into my mind – what I think of and go through as a man.” Dreams Are Forever is a record of that progression.

No tour dates have been announced yet, but you can listen to the full album below. Follow @CdotFields.

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